KAZAKHSTAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Foundation Year – 2006
International Team – Kazakhstan Rugby League
Top level domestic competition – N/A
History – Kazakhstan have been involved with rugby league in a un-organised capacity since the early 1990’s.-
Kazakhstan have unsuccessfully tried to enter a club team into the Russian Championship on several occasions since the Russian Championship commenced in the early 1990’s. Kazakhstan joining the Russian Championship is seen as the key to kick-starting sustained growth of the sport in the country.
As recently as 2004 a Kazakhstan player Andrei Bettinson participated in rugby league games at Cambridge University in the UK.
Kazakhstan are yet to be ranked by the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF).
The recent success of the Rugby League World Cup will provide further funds to develop the sport throughout Europe. The Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) will now have more funds to invest in development officers and continue assisting rugby league’s growth. With the right support many more nations including Kazakhstan will be able to take the next step in the local development of the sport.
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KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE RESULTS
2010 Rugby League Results
Jul 3rd Almaty Academy 2 – GB Pioneers 60 (Pioneers Tour)